Many car accidents, such as fender-benders, are not severe issues that require legal assistance and can simply be managed with a few phone calls to an insurance company. Individuals involved in more serious car accidents can benefit from legal assistance to receive compensation that is more relevant and appropriate to the specific injuries and damages suffered in the accident. However, when it comes to truck accidents, there is almost no instance in which legal assistance is not beneficial.
Due to the increased size of large tractor trailers, there are very few truck accidents in which cars will not be severely damaged and occupants will not suffer devastating injuries. Because of this, it is extremely important to consult with an attorney and learn what your legal options are and what you can expect in terms of compensation. Not only can these great injuries mean higher compensation, but there could also be multiple defendants in a truck accident case from whom you may be entitled to compensation.
Some people may not be aware of the increased complexity of a truck accident. In most traditional car accidents, there are simply the two drivers involved, and the responsibility lies on them to drive safely. While the truck driver has this same responsibility in a truck accident, there is also the company that owns the truck on which the responsibility of the truck's operation lies.
It may surprise you to learn that there are truck accidents in which neither driver was truly at fault. Sometimes the truck's brakes are not as reliable as they should be or their tires are not properly inflated, and the truck driver had no chance of stopping what was an otherwise easily avoidable accident. If you have been injured in a car accident, consider meeting with an attorney to learn more about your rights and the responsibilities of the various parties involved.